American Billy Casper takes on Ireland's Harry Bradshaw in a televised 18 hole challenge at Portmarnock Golf Club in County Dublin.
The filming of the two day, 18 holes golf match between United States Ryder Cup player Billy Casper and Irish professional golfer Harry Bradshaw gets underway at 7:30 am at Portmarnock Golf Club in Portmarnock, County Dublin.
The game will be part of a series called 'Shell's Wonderful World of Golf’. The programme will be broadcast in colour in America on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) network in early 1963.
Shell's Wonderful World of Golf features top American golfers playing leading foreign professionals on 11 of the world's most famous courses. Each golfer plays only one game in the series. The winner will receive 3,000 dollars and the loser gets 2,000 dollars.
Due to filming the contest is not open to the public. However proceedings are watched by scorekeeper Hilary Frame, captain of Portmarnock Golf Club Jack Kelly and a select number of spectators.
At the end of the first day of filming Bradshaw holds a three stroke lead after 15 holes. The filming of the remaining three holes resumes at 8:30 am on 21 June 1962.
Harry Bradshaw held on to his overnight lead to win the bigger share of the prize money.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 June 1962. The footage shown here is mute.